Rick Allen is originally from the West Coast
of Florida and has lived in the Bay area for the past 15 years. He has
worked for a number of financial service, technology, health care and
consulting firms over the past several years and now runs security and
compliance for an electronic payments company.
Rick is also an avid
practitioner and teacher of yoga. He got the Scuba bug in 2000 while
training for a guided resort dive in Fiji and was first open water
certified in 2006. Rick diving goals include completing Nitrox,
advanced open water and Rescue Diver certifications. Having mostly
lived in the sunbelt, Rick loves exploring and diving the Monterey
coastline and cold water, especially Point Lobos! He does prefer the
warmth and visibility of southern waters of Santa Barbara Channel
Islands and San Diego's "Shipwreck Alley" Rick often invites other
divers to his house in Sunnyvale as a convenient meeting spot on the way
to local dives in Monterey.